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gingerbee June 14, 2012 06:25 PM

vmware folding ????
Ok well i am not new to folding but i am new to this bigadv thing and vr/pc folding i am wondering how many can i have running at the same time thanks for all the help i really have no clue what i am doing with this stuff lol just trying to get as much running as i can :haha::biggrin:

lowfat June 14, 2012 06:30 PM

I tried to get a Ubuntu VirtualBox working for the past 2 days. It was a complete failure. I couldn't get shared folders to work. It always showed up as a single core CPU. I just gave up after 3-4 attempts.

If you are using fewer than 8 threads I would just suggest you use the linuxrouter VM. VMware && Linux bigadv folding

3.0charlie June 14, 2012 06:37 PM

That's weird, since my rig folds fine using VB 4.1.16, and Linuxrouter's VM for VB.

gingerbee June 14, 2012 07:12 PM

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that's what i am using i have an sr2 now and want it to fold as much as i can get it i know nothing about folding just want to know if it's ok what i am doing i have an smp and a cpu folding away on the main os then i have 2 vmware folding smp bigadv

Shadowmeph June 14, 2012 07:45 PM

Well what I learned was that when I virtual Fold, the less the better Meaning that for myself if I ran 1 Virtual folder I got better results then more then one virtual folder

gingerbee June 15, 2012 05:18 AM

yes but when i run only one it doesnt push this beast past 30% cpu usage so i want to use what it got to offer

Feanor June 15, 2012 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 634830)
yes but when i run only one it doesnt push this beast past 30% cpu usage so i want to use what it got to offer

You could try virtualbox instead of vmware. VB let me use all my 12 cores (100% cpu usage) and you can configure it to use up to 24 threads. A 6903 was the first WU it picked up with -bigbeta -smp 12 -verbosity 9 as flags.

gingerbee June 15, 2012 06:06 AM

ya i am not sure what the largest vmware lets you use but these fah one i am running are setup for 8 adn i have no clue how to change that or how to setup a virtual box folding machine without them i am new to all this folding stuff lol.

edit oh adn look it's now using all the cpu power i have to offer so some thing is going right:biggrin:

dandelioneater June 15, 2012 07:42 AM

I think if you are using virtual box, you can set the number of cores in the settings before you launch the vm. Virtual box lets you select as many cores as you have available (but I don't know how effective VM folding on more than 8 cores is.)


Slide it over to the number of cores you want and then start up the VM. Are you using a ubuntu VM?

lowfat June 15, 2012 08:19 AM

I don't get an option to move beyond one CPU.

EDIT: Figured it out I believe.

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